A Systems Approach to the Treatment of Chemical Addiction

@article{Crnkovic1998ASA,
  title={A Systems Approach to the Treatment of Chemical Addiction},
  author={A. Elaine Crnkovic and Robert L. Delcampo},
  journal={Contemporary Family Therapy},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={25-36}
}
Therapists are increasingly considering chemical addiction from a family systems perspective. Effects of chemical dependency upon the family are discussed and intervention approaches aimed toward assisting the family as families redefine themselves and change their structure are considered. The integration of chemical dependency treatment and the family therapy is also discussed as it is practiced in an intensive outpatient program at a psychiatric hospital. 
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